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award availability

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  1. A

    Answered Qantas classic reward flight on American Airlines - seat selection fees?

    Hello, I am planning a somewhat 'last minute' return trip from Australia to America - in a few weeks time. Since I have left my planning and booking quite late, there are limited options for classic reward flights. The flights I am looking at have me travelling from MEL to SFO on QF metal...
  2. Pushka

    Booking award flights as 2 separate sectors

    I’m preparing for the release of award tickets next year with all the city variations etc. We are looking at a Hong Kong transit then through to Tel Aviv on CX. If I use the multi sector function via HK then availability seems to be held back a little longer than if I plug in as separate trips...
  3. F

    West coast USA award A or J to SYD

    So I need to fly west coast usa to syd at the end of next year. Ive never flown first before, so considering that on the A380 out of DFW. If I knew the cabin refresh was done by then, id probably go for it. 168k points and 293usd. Award open on my needed dates. SFO or LAX is available in J...
  4. D

    Classic Flight Reward Booking from CMB

    Looking to book a classic flight rewards booking one way from CMB. The QF website wont allow CMB as the from field... guessing only way to book is ring up?
  5. M

    How to find QR award availability

    Is there any easy way to find QR award availability. I’ve tried the AA and QR sites (I’m a member of both the Advantage and Privileges) and never see any award flights (J or Y) for a range of itineraries (eg CNS/BNE to LON/BCN/MAN) with flexible dates around 25 Sep to 20 Oct but nothing comes...
  6. Mattg

    Qantas fix for partner award ticketing problems

    If you've been keeping an eye on AFF over the past few years, you may have heard some of the horror stories of partner Qantas award tickets being cancelled with no recourse. People would redeem Qantas points for a partner airline award (e.g. on Qatar Airways), and Qantas would then take forever...
  7. J

    Award Booking - Married Segments?

    Hi all, I'm looking at booking flights from AU to Europe next year. I've searched for AUS to Europe and can't find any results on the days I'm looking at when I do a simple one-way award search. However I've done a multi-city search and can see availability from AUS to HKG on Cathay Pacific...
  8. Mattg

    BA/Comair award availability

    Has anyone been able to redeem Qantas points for British Airways flights operated by Comair (BA's South African franchise)? I wanted to book a seat recently but couldn't find any award availability on the Qantas website. Thought it may have been a problem with the QF website as I could see...
  9. R

    Selecting seats - QF award on China Eastern

    Does Qantas provide a MU compatible (781 or 774) flight number so that I can try to select a seat through MU's website on an award flight?
  10. S

    Answered RTW - Velocity to Krisflyer and partner award seats

    My husband and I are aiming for RTW J class in the next year or so. With the devaluation of VA to SQ just want to make sure that we are doing some transfers the most effective way. He has 450k velocity, I have 65k which we will be moving over to Krisflyer before the end of the year (we would...
  11. Foreigner

    SYD to Honolulu award options in Business

    Hi all, seeking suggestions for award tickets SYD/HNL/SYD with OW or *A partners or even other carriers. Date of travel late Jan around 24th, stay of around 6 days Can consider continental US if necessary Thanks
  12. rock86

    Answered Separate awards: MEL DOM-INT connection

    Going to book an EK award out of MEL, but a separate award booking or the domestic BNE-MEL flight (this is so I can keep an Aus POS for other additional flights). Trying to decide whether to choose the flight which gets their 3hrs before the International flight, or 4hrs. As I understand even...
  13. J

    OPINION- likelihood of premium economy reward seats BNE-LAX

    Hi guys I am tossing up at the moment whether to just purchase using cash economy seats for our family of 3 (+ an infant) or whether I gamble on premium economy reward seats coming up close to departure and book economy reward seats which I then cancel if PE rewards come up (or better yet...
  14. rock86

    Answered Cancel award online - how long until points back in account

    As per the thread subject, if I cancel an award online, how long will it take for points to come back in my account so I can book another one?
  15. joffaa

    S7 Children Award seat redemption fees via QF , Exorbitant

    I recently booked a few flights Biz Class with S7 (Siberian airlines)using QF Points via Qantas website. to my shock the fees for Adults was 7 Pounds each whilst the kids fees were 52 pounds each. 2 adults and 2 kids was $220 in fees(II questioned this via chat on QF website and after waiting...
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    Answered Cathay site not working for reward flights?

    Hi, trying to check award availability on CX flights but site keeps giving an error message. Anyone else having any luck or any problems with the CX site for award flights?
  17. Mattg

    Fuel surcharges on ex Brazil awards

    I'm planning to book a business class award from Brazil to Australia using Qantas points, for travel in July next year. I was under the impression that fuel/carrier-imposed surcharges are illegal in Brazil. So was quite surprised to find the taxes & charges on my CNF-GRU-SCL-SYD-CBR booking came...
  18. H

    SYD to LAX business reward (virgin or delta?)

    Im looking at using my points for a business reward redemption for this route before the new charges take effect next year. From what i can see the only available options at this stage are the DL40 direct flight or the VA flights which seem to be via BNE. None of the direct VA business reward...
  19. J

    Business Reward flight no longer available after login

    I managed to find some Business Rewards seat using VA website (for SQ code share flight) and able to select it. Then I login to my velocity account, the selected seat is gone. Anyone has the same experience? What can I do to get those seat?
  20. auriga

    Answered AA award rules regarding Qatar

    What are the rules regarding the use of Qatar Airlines, transiting in Doha to be counted as one award? Does the whole itinerary need to be on QR, or would it be OK to have Qantas->Qatar->Qatar ? Thanks